Song Lyric Sunday: 18th September

Jim Adams is our host and you can check out some brilliant music in the comments on his post today
This week the theme is Australian music.
Jim gives us plenty of artists to chose from and when I saw Natalie Imbruglia I immediately thought of this. Hope it makes you smile as much as it still does me!

Courtesy WIKI

Imbruglia’s first international single, “Torn”, was a cover of an Ednaswap song. It reached #2 on the UK Singles Chart in November 1997, number one on airplay around the world and number one on the Billboard Airplay chart for 14 weeks. It sold more than one million copies in the United Kingdom alone. As of 2011, “Torn” was the most played song on Australian radio since 1990, played 300,500 times since 1997, an average of 75 a day, based on data compiled by the Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA).

It was released as a radio single in the US, but not on CD. The single was on Billboard’s Hot 100 Airplay chart for 14 weeks. At the time, singles not released commercially could not be on the overall Hot 100 chart (combined sales and airplay). By the time the policy changed, “Torn” was heading down the charts, so its peak on the Hot 100 ended at 42. The single also topped the Top 40 Mainstream/CHR Pop and Adult Top 40 charts.

In October 1997, it broke the airplay record in the UK (more than 2000 plays) for six weeks. It was No. 1 for 14 weeks in the UK radio chart, equalled only by Simply Red’s “Fairground”. Rick Dees, in his Top 40 Chart show, named “Torn” as the ‘number one radio single of 1990s’ in the 2000 Millennium Countdown show broadcast from KIIS-FM on New Year’s Eve.

Imbruglia appeared with David Armand midway through his ‘interpretative dance’ to sing Torn at Amnesty International’s The Secret Policeman’s Ball (2006).

I thought I saw a man brought to life
He was warm, he came around like he was dignified
He showed me what it was to cry

Well you couldn’t be that man that I adored
You don’t seem to know, or seem to care what your heart is for
I don’t know him anymore
There’s nothin’ where he used to lie
Our conversation has run dry
That’s what’s goin’ on
Nothing’s fine, I’m torn

I’m all out of faith, this is how I feel
I’m cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor
Illusion never changed
Into something real
I’m wide awake and I can see the perfect sky is torn
You’re a little late
I’m already torn

So I guess the fortune teller’s right
Should have seen just what was there and not some holy light
But you crawled beneath my veins and now
I don’t care, I have no luck
I don’t miss it all that much
There’s just so many things
That I can’t touch, I’m torn

I’m all out of faith, this is how I feel
I’m cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor
Illusion never changed
Into something real
I’m wide awake and I can see the perfect sky is torn
You’re a little late
I’m already torn
Torn

There’s nothing where he used to lie
My inspiration has run dry
That’s what’s goin’ on
Nothing’s right, I’m torn

I’m all out of faith
This is how I feel
I’m cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor
Illusion never changed
Into something real
I’m wide awake and I can see the perfect sky is torn

I’m all out of faith
This is how I feel
I’m cold and I am ashamed
Bound and broken on the floor
You’re a little late
I’m already torn

Torn

Oh
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh yeah, oh yeah

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8 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday: 18th September

  1. I always liked this Natalie Imbruglia song, but this is the first time I saw the video. Nice choice Di.

  2. I didn’t know who sang this but I loved this song! I haven’t heard it in sooooooo long! Thanks for sharing

  3. Carol anne says:

    I’ve always liked this song! ❤

  4. I love the song Di, but I hadn’t seen this video. Very funny 🤣💕

  5. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Great song, Mark Holden was the brains behind this mega hit

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